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The Cthulhu Casebooks: Sherlock Holmes and the Miskatonic Monstrosities
James Lovegrove
Titan Books
November 2017
Reviewed by Michael R. Collings

The thesis: The Sherlock Holmes stories and novels penned and published by Dr. James Watson were fabrications, carefully bowdlerized to hide the true nature of Holmes’s exploits from his readers and from the human race in general. Beneath their façade of unrelenting rationality lies a deeper, darker alternate reality—that this world and its inhabitants are constantly threatened by manifestations of the Great Old Ones, the Outer Gods, and their untold numbers of minions, human and otherwise.

Beginning with The Shadwell Shadows , continuing in The Miskatonic Monstrosities , and concluding with the final volume, the forthcoming The Sussex Sea-Devils, the Cthulhu Casebooks recount the adventures of a more saturnine Holmes than Watson’s stories lead one to expect, one whose perceptions have been altered by confrontations with creatures that, in a sane world, would not—could not—exist. But they do.


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